Gift Bag Punch Board – bags for any occasion!

Hi everyone,

Today I wanted to pop by and show you just how easy it is to use our Gift Bag Punch Board to create bags for any and all occasions.

The Gift Bag Punch Board is one of those tools that I have found I cannot live without.  It has helped me out on many occasions when stuck for a quick packaging idea.  They make great party favour bags, bags for jewellery, makeup, lollies, chocolates, little thank you gifts, christmas gifts…..you get the idea! I have even made minion party bags using this tool where the kids for the party decorated their own bag as a minion before filling it up with goodies to take home! It was a HUGE hit!

And one of my favourite things to do when I can, is making a matching gift bag and card! Such a cute idea.  And imaging, you can create personalised cards and bags that suit the individual! Its all in the decorating and paper choice!

Here was one I created for my video – because I love the Pop of Paradise Stamp Set and my daughter LOVES flamingos, so I know it will come in handy shortly for a little gift of makeup, nail polish or jewellery!

Gift Bag Punch Board tutorial by My Paper Oasis, Stampin Up Pop of Pink Paper and Pop Of Paradise stamp set, Gift bags, wrapping, presents, packaging, christmas packaging

Of course there are lots of other ideas you can create, not to mention all sorts of sizes! The possibilities are endless.

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You can even create boxes with this tool by omitting to score the 3 lines to create your side fold. Instant box!

You don’t have to punch holes to thread ribbons. You can close the bags using any fancy clips or pegs you may have on hand.

You can even create a flap to fold over on your bag like this one.

Gift Bag Punch Board tutorial by My Paper Oasis, Stampin Up Pop of Pink Paper and Pop Of Paradise stamp set, Gift bags, wrapping, presents, packaging, christmas packaging

Take a look at my Youtube video to see how to create a fast and simple gift bag at My Paper Oasis.

Here’s how you cut your bag to create that flap.

  1. Score your card stock as normal.
  2. Turn your cardstock / DSP so the straight edge is now against the punch on the board. Move the card stock/ DSP edge along the board until your large scored area that is along the right hand edge of your card stock / DSP is under the punch, with the edge of the cardstock / paper in line with the punch point on the board.  Punch the corner.
  3. Move the cardstock / DSP along to the next score line and punch and then score along the horizontal line.
  4. then move the rest of the cardstock / DSP along the punch board just scoring along the horizontal line. Refer to image 1.
  5. Then trim along the score line up to the punch mark. Refer to image 2.
  6. Fold and adhere as normal.
  7. You just need to make sure when creating this type of bag, that you allow an extra 1 1/2 inches in length for your bag for the top fold too.

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I do hope you have a chance to create some of your own special and unique gift bags to give to friends and family. They will love the personal touch! If you have any questions just leave a comment and I will be happy to help 🙂

Keep Crafting!

Mel xx

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For the month of November we have released a BRAND NEW set of framelits called Stitched from the Heart PLUS 

A range of coordinating Stamp Sets at 25% OFF!!!

WHAT A WAY TO START THE MONTH!!!!

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Santa’s Sleigh – literally! For #GDP059

I know – it’s the Santa’s Sleigh bundle, so how can you NOT do a Santa’s Sleigh!

I have wanted to create this every since seeing this bundle, but knowing I was having a Santa’s Sleigh class I kept it for now!  And I am really happy with the way it turned out! It makes such a lovely table centrepiece or Christmas Decoration.

And do you know what! Since the Global Design Project #059 is showcasing animals this week – I thought I may as well enter it there too!

Santa's sleigh for #GDP059 by My Paper Oasis, stampin up Santa's sleigh bundle; Christmas fun

It’s a bit fiddly, but not too tricky to make.  And my little santa sack has been recycled from our SU paper packaging! It was perfect cut from the Mini treat bag thinlets! Hope you like it as much as I do!

This set is truly so much fun, so why not have a play! And pop over to the GDP to see all the other amazing projects!

Happy crafting

Mel xx
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Quick and Simple Window Cards

Hi everyone!

I am back from my Stamp It Sunday live video broadcast! I am having so much fun doing these – I hope you are enjoying them as much as I do!

This week we took a look at making quick and simple window cards using our Stampin Up Designer Papers and a simple stamp or two! So easy everyone! I would love you to play along and create a card or two and pop the pictures in the comments!

Here’s what I created this week –

Quick Window Card with video tutorial by My Paper Oasis using Grateful Bunch from Stampin Up; Designer Paper; Blooms and Bliss; Female Card; Birthday Card; Thank you card

This card features our Blooms and Bliss Designer Paper and our Grateful Bunch stamp and coordinating punch.  I love this stamp and punch set as you get three flowers from one stamp and punch. So easy!

By using the Designer Paper and creating a small focal point, you create stunning cards with minimal effort.  These cards are a fantastic way to build your stash or make a lot of one design – such as Christmas cards.

Here’s one for the boys!

Quick Window Card with video tutorial by My Paper Oasis using Seaside Shore Suite from Stampin Up; Designer Paper; By the Shore; male Card; Birthday Card; Thank you card

How cool is that Designer Series Paper for the background! And that little blue fish….cut from the designer paper too! You could make a whole aquarium cutting out those fish!

And just a Christmas Idea too!!!

Quick Window Card with video tutorial by My Paper Oasis using Presents and Pinecones DSP from Stampin Up; Designer Paper; By the Shore; male Card; Birthday Card; Thank you card; Christmas Card

Well I hope you have enjoyed these cards and you get to making some of your own.

Here is the video link at My Paper Oasis on Youtube so you can see how it’s done.

The measurements for this one are very simple:

  1. Card Base (A4 card stock cut on short side at 4 1/8″, folded in half).
  2. Designer Paper piece measuring 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″.
  3. Whisper White Card stock measuring 5 1/2′ x 3 3/4″.
  4. 2″ circle punch or any punch or frame lit of your choice.
  5. Coordinating Ribbon and stamps.

Don’t forget that you still have a few days left to take advantage of our Designer Paper Sale. 3 packs for the price of 4 = $19.25 saving!  You can use my ‘Shop’ button in the right hand side bar to take you straight there 🙂

Happy Creating

Mel xx

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Jolly Friends Sliding Spinner Card

Hi all,

I am back for my regular Stamp It Sunday video link and card tutorial! This week we are playing with the very adorable Jolly Friends Bundle.  Do you have this bundle? It is a brilliant bundle for super quick and simple cards that use minimal designer paper and cardstock. I highly recommend getting your hands on this set!

Here is what we created this week…

A very cheeky elf!!!!!

Tutorial using the Jolly Friends bundle and Sliding Star Framelits by My Paper Oasis; stampin up; christmas card; magic elf; elf on a shelf; fun card; elf card

And an adorable Santa…

Tutorial using the Jolly Friends bundle and Sliding Star Framelits by My Paper Oasis; stampin up; christmas card; magic elf; elf on a shelf; fun card; elf card; santa card

I want you to be able to make these fun projects too, so here is what you will need:

  • A regular card base (A4 card stock cut on long side at 14.9cm) and fold in half. Mine is Cherry Cobbler.
  • A coordinating piece of card stock 5 1/2″ x 3 3/4″. Mine is Crumb Cake.
  • A coordinating piece of designer paper 5 3/8″ x 3 5/8″. Mine is from our Presents and Pinecones DSP.
  • Whisper White Card stock strips 5 3/8″ x 1/2″.
  • You will need some extras like dimensionals, adhesive and washers or 5c pieces.

You can follow all the instructions on how to make this by watching my video at My Paper Oasis YouTube Channel!

Here are a couple of other projects to help inspire you to use this set –

Tutorial using the Jolly Friends bundle and Sliding Star Framelits by My Paper Oasis; stampin up; christmas card; magic elf; elf on a shelf; fun card; elf card; santa card

Tutorial using the Jolly Friends bundle and Sliding Star Framelits by My Paper Oasis; stampin up; christmas card; magic elf; elf on a shelf; fun card; elf card; santa card

Tutorial using the Jolly Friends bundle and Sliding Star Framelits by My Paper Oasis; stampin up; christmas card; magic elf; elf on a shelf; fun card; elf card; santa card

Super quick cards, tags and place cards can all be made with set! So go on….have some fun!

Did you know that you can order at my online store anytime, anywhere in Australia and have it sent DIRECT to you! Just click on the product images below and go straight there!

Mel xx

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Festive Birthday Layered DSP Card

Hi everybody.

Over the weekend I created another LIVE Facebook card making video for everyone to play along with. I am hoping to make this a weekly event then post the information in the blog, so you can catch up and play along too.

This week we focused again on using up our Designer Series Paper stash.  I truly love DSP, but nearly have a melt down when I need to cut it …. It’s just TTTTTOOOOOOOO PREEETTTYYYYY.  So I really want to encourage you all to be brave – and go ahead and cut that DSP! Get creative!  You can always by more … right! Lol.

Todays card we are using our gorgeous Festive Birthday DSP and taking advantage of one of the sheets lovely individual images and using them as embellishments.

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Festive Birthdays Designer Paper layered card by My Paper Oasis; Stampin Up; Birthday Crad; quick cards; simple cards; using designer paper

I love how changing a card up slightly, can change the look of a card!

Designer Series Paper cards are a great way to start your card making collections.  They instantly give you a background or two and some embellishments you can add to your cards, without the need for a heap of stamp sets. So simple!

Here are the measurements if you want to play along! –

Card Base

Layer One – DSP 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″

Layer Two – Card stock 3 1/2″ x 2 5/8″ (mine is pumpkin pie)

Layer Three – Card Stock 3 3/8″ x 2 1/2″ (mine is tempting turquoise)

Layer Four – DSP 3 1/4″ x 2 3/8″

Sentiment Layers – choose size according to your sentiments.  I have used:

2 1/8″ x 1 3/4″ emerald envy card stock and a 2″ x 1 5/8″ piece of whisper white, and stamped the sentiment in emerald envy.

Click HERE to watch my video 🙂

I would love it if you played along and posted your cards in the comments 🙂

Don’t forget – you can change it up to create cards in all shapes and sizes….

Floral Boutique DSP card by My Paper Oasis; simple card; quick card; designer series paper; stampin up

 

Oh, don’t forget to take advantage of our October special…Buy 3 packs of DSP and get 1 free!!!! So many card possibilities!

Happy Creating

Mel xx

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Make the Most of your Scrap Designer Paper!

Hi stamping friends.

To celebrate World Card Making Day on the 1st of October I went live via video on Facebook last night to show you how to make a quick fun and fantastic card using scraps of your designer papers.  I didn’t want anyone who doesn’t have Facebook to miss out on a great way to use up all those scraps you have hoarded over the years …( well, at least i know i do! Lol), so I thought I would share it here too.

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Once you have had a play, it’s super easy to change it up a bit … or a lot … to suit any occasion!

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Here’s one for another occasion! I love the pop of colour in the Festive Birthdays Designer Paper!

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And the best news is Stampin Up are making it super easy for you to create them too, with a mad special when you buy 3 packs of designer series paper you get a fourth pack free! Who doesn’t love a freebie! What a way to build your stash of beautiful papers! There are so many to choose from!

Here’s the measurements you need to create this card!

You will need:

– a card base

– a piece of card 5 5/8 x 3 7/8″ for card front

– 4 scraps of designer paper measuring 1 x 4 3/4″; 1 1/4 x 5 1/4″; 1 x 4″ and 1 x 5″.

And you can always watch the video HERE to see how its done!

Happy creating everyone!

Mel xx

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Fairy Celebration Toadstool Shaker Card

I’ve got to tell you – this card was soooooo much fun to make!

I had the idea in my head for quiet a while, and when I finally got around to putting in on paper, I was pretty pleased with the result!  It was a bit fiddly and I had to make a few adjustments along the way, but I got there in the end.

Creating a Magical fairy toadstool with an opening door shaker card with My Paper Oasis, fairy celebration, fairy card, magical, stampin up.

For a fairy card, I decided I wanted something a little ‘magical’.  Just a bit special and unlike other cards.  Our gorgeous Fairy Celebration made the ‘fairy’ part simple.  The toadstool was simply made with the door from our In this World stamp set, and the top was cut using our older circle framelits with a smaller circle punched and adhered multiple times on the top – don’t forget to give the smaller circles a quick flick using Wink of Stellar Clear!

Creating a Magical fairy toadstool with an opening door shaker card with My Paper Oasis, fairy celebration, fairy card, magical, stampin up.

The door was the tricky part! I fussy cut the door – leaving an extra 1/2″ along the left side of the door, to act as a hinge. I had to position it on the white card stock, trace around it lightly, and then cut out that piece.  I then slipped the door hinge through the gap and adhered it to the white card underneath.  I stuck my toadstool head on and the from the back of the card, sliced through the top so the door would open 🙂

You then simply make the rest of the card like you would any other shaker card.  I adhered the littlest fairy inside where the door would open and added glitter and sequins for ‘fairy dust’.  It’s super cute!  My niece got this one for her birthday. I hope you like it as much as she did 😉
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CTC #94 – Candy Cane Lane Gingerbread Man

Hi all,

I was a bit excited to see this weeks CTC challenge! Its on the Candy Lane Suite in the new Holiday Catalogue and it has to be one of my ABSOLUTE favourites in this catty!

It was top of my list to purchase and play with.  I always do gingerbread at Christmas. Last Christmas my kiddos (I have 4) all competed to see who could build and decorate the best gingerbread house – so this bundle was perfect and I knew I had to make it mine! I got the cookie cutter bundle, the DSP, the twine and washi tapes!  Did I say how much I LOVE it!

I have made a few things with the bundle – but this card has to be one of my faves.  If you follow my blog, you will know I have also been a bit of a fan of the sliding stars bundle – so I combined the framelits to make this cute card!

candy lane suite meets sliding stars framelits in this adorable christmas card by My Paper Oasis. Gingerbread man, sliding star, christmas card, stampin up.

This photo seriously doesn’t do the card justice. It is sooooooo cute – and I have found that washers work amazingly to make the spinner work the best – so this little gingerbread man flies across this card with ease! Too cute!
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CTC 91 – Birthdays – Guest Designer

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Wow! I was so excited to be asked to be a Guest Designer for CASEing the catty blog hop!
Every Sunday night the crew shares lots of great ideas from the current catty!  This week we are CASEing creations from the Birthday section of the catalogue. How lucky for me because I had some birthdays coming right up that I needed to create for!

One of those cards needed to be for my very own young man.  He’s a bit of a card creator himself and does an amazing job, so it would need to impress him! And a 10 year birthday is a very special event! Double figures no less!!!!

So I had a poke through the catalogue and found the pattern on this card on page 19 really caught my eye.

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I love the Sweet Stack stamp set, but I had never thought of using the pattern as a background this way. So I set about playing and came up with this…

CTC birthday Sweet Stack stamp set by My Paper Oasis

Wouldn’t you know – I had also never noticed that our Sprinkles Punch matches the pattern perfectly, so I added some of the shapes to the background of the card to.  I also didn’t want those numbers that I cut to go to waste, and seeing as we have another tenth birthday to go to in a couple of weeks, I created another one too.  This time from page 13 of the catty.

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I kept with the same colour scheme for this card to.

CTC birthday Sweet Stack stamp set by My Paper Oasis

 

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I hope you like them! Thanks for having me along!

Don’t forget to hop around the rest of the crew to see what lovely inspiration they have for you – just follow the link below to Elizabeth’s blog – Im sure she has some fantastic ideas for you!

Mel xx

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More Foxy Friends Fun

Hi everyone.  Here is one more super adorable, cute, gorgeous….you get the idea….foxy card for you to enjoy.  Seriously, this set is super versatile and a must have!

I have deliberately left a sentiment off this one as it can be added to suit the occasion!  I’m thinking baby or birthday or thank you! I love that you can stamp the images, or punch the images, or do a combination of both!

Foxy Friends Bundle by My Paper Oasis, stampin up products, baby card, birthday card, thank you

Have I convinced you that you NEED this suite yet???? You seriously do! And those cute little flags – cut from the coordinating paper stack!!!!

What are you waiting for???? Go Have fun creating with it!

Mel xx
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